Well, it's always hard to go back to work after a long weekend. We, as you know, went to Ottawa and then came back to a busy day of cooking and watching the Olympics. Three day weekends seem to pass by more quickly than your run of the mill Saturday and Sunday. As I sat down to do my blog, I did a search of 'disability' jokes and found that there were several disability blogs and disability sites that had humour sections. I chose two jokes - both published on disability sites.
Here's how I chose them ... I read a few out to Joe and we used the good old laugh a meter. If you don't find them funny, please direct your comments to Joe. As for me, it was fun to see that disabled people and disabled blogs still had a sense of humour. Because dear me, that may be the most precious sense we all have ... enjoy ...
A guy walks into a pub and sits down on one of the stools at the end of the bar. One of the "regulars" walks in and asks the bartender who the new guy is. The bar keep replies that he doesn't know, but that he is quiet and seems nice. The "regular" decides to be nice and buys the guy a beer.
Another "regular" walks in and he asks the bartender who the new guy is. The bar keep again says that he doesn't know, but that he is quiet and seems nice. The second "regular" decides to be nice and buys the guy a beer.
A third "regular" walks in and he asks the bartender who the new guy is. The bar keep again says that he doesn't know, but that he is quiet and seems nice. This guy buys him a beer too.
When he finishes the three beers, the man gets up and approaches the three men.
"I am Jesus" he says, "and I want to thank you for your kindness." He approches the first man and touches him on the head.
"WOW!", he replies, "I have had a headache for 15 years and now its gone!"
He walks up to the second man and touches him on the elbow.
"WOW!" he says, "I have had terrible arthritis for years and now the pain is gone!"
As he approaches the third man the guy jumps back and says.
"Don't touch me, man! I'm out on disability!"
OK, OK, here's joke that's a little more ADULT ...
A 98 year old man and 98 year old woman struck up a relationship in a nursing home.
She would hold his penis each night while they watched TV in her room until it was time for him to return to his room.
It wasn't much but it was all they had.
One night he failed to show up.
When he failed to show up the second night she assumed he had died.
Later she saw him in the sitting area. "Where were you the last two nights?" she asked.
"I was with another woman." he replied.
"You found someone younger and prettier than I am?" she said.
"No, he replied, She is 98 and looks the same.
"Then what does she have that I don't ?" the old woman asked.
He smiled as he answered....."Parkinson's"!
Alright, here's the discussion - can jokes about serious issues (disability equals lazy ... a stereotype that is devastating) or about otherwise serious issues faced by people with disabilities be funny. I think so. Do you?